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Band Aid Blister
Yes. Avoid Friction: What you describe is a frictional blister. Best way to heal this is to avoid direct friction or rubbing of the area. Protecting the area with a band-Aid or new skin or other protective dressing will allow the site to heal. Avoiding contact over the site will allow it to heal faster. Covering the blister with petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will prevent it from forming a scab which will also help. ...Read more
Can you get Hep C from a public bottle of liquid band aid? A barber cut me and applied an open public bottle of liquid band aid.
Oncovered generally: Once the area has granulation tissue and a scab is forming, or if you had stitches, and the area is clean, "opening it to air" with often promote faster healing. Occluding with a band aid is important at first to keep dirt out of the area to avoid infection though. Topical antibioitc creams are also recommended for wound healing and infection control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more
Somewhat: Gloves would be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
Absolutely: The skin heals both ways. Keep clean and it will heal. Everyone has an opinion and mine is that the skin heals. If you need to cover it due to environmental things like dirt or work then do that but it will heal with or without a bandaid ( or triple antibiotic or neosporin) the body is truly incredible to sit back and watch what it does with support and nutrition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will using santyl ointment and xeroform dressing together slow down the healing process on a venous stasis ulcer
Wound care products: Your clinicians have chosen two of 4000+ products to treat your wound. Collagenase is in an ointment base and is an enzyme deb riding agent that is being used in your wound. The xeroform dressing is adherent and helps promote moist healing. Discuss these products with your clinician to learn more on why they were chosen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can knee arthroscopy incisions get wet in shower? Internal sutures, portals covered with steri-strips and adhesive. Need waterproof dressing?
Cut leg 4 weeks ago. Healing, but flesh inside cut is 'popping out' of wound. What is the significance? Used bacitraition, bandages and ACE bandage wrap.
Cut fingertip with mandolin. Covered the wound with gauze. Twelve hours later, a piece of gauze stuck fast to wound. What danger in leaving gauze?
Soak and remove: Soak and remove it, or it may get trapped in the wound as the skin heals and cause ongoing irritation. If you cannot remove it easily, go to an UC or your doc and they can apply numbing agents and remove it. IF you have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years, get one within 72 hours of cutting yourself. ...Read more
Do those thick "advanced healing" bandages work? When put on wound, Air bubble eventually forms over wound. Means wound not touching bandage.
Yes.They can promote: healing.One always has to watch for increasing infection. ...Read more
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